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Cave investigations in Namibia I Biospeleology, ecology, and conservation of Dragons Breath Cave

, : Cave investigations in Namibia I Biospeleology, ecology, and conservation of Dragons Breath Cave. Cimbebasia 13(0): 59-67, 1991

The hypogean environment, faunal composition, community structure and energy flow of a very large lake-filled cave are described. Dragon's Breath Cave is a detrital system based on bat guano. At least 16 invertebrate species (one endemic) and one bat species inhabit the cave. A unique aspect of the cave is that guano floating on the lake surface supports a short neustonic food chain. The essential components of the ecosystem are bats, an undisturbed water surface, and a unique internal meteorology. Possible future tourist development of the site should aim to preserve these components if the biota are to survive.


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